The Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration (VCFA) is responsible for managing the financial services and certain administrative functions for the University and related entities in a manner that fulfills the mission of UNCSA. The position reports directly to the Chancellor and is a part of the Chancellor's Executive Council and Cabinet. The Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration provides leadership to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and University Controller, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Operations, Chief of Police, Director of Human Resources, Director of Budget, and Director of System Applications. The Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration staffs the Finance Committee of the UNCSA Board of Trustees (BOT) and the UNCSA Endowment Board, and serves as President of both the boards for the Program Support Corporation and the UNCSA Housing Corporation.
Principal Job Functions
The Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration will provide leadership and oversight of the budget development process, budget management, accounting, payroll, auxiliary services, facilities operations, purchasing, bursar, capital project development, construction management, human resources, risk management, environmental health and safety, asset protection, bond fund management, performance contracts, and campus safety and security. The VCFA will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the financial systems and operations of the University while ensuring fiscal integrity and internal control.
The Finance and Administration Division is responsible for managing the University’s $67 million operating budget, the capital construction budget and the physical master plan for the 79-acre campus providing a safe and effective learning environment for the 600 staff and 1,300 students.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Proactively advises the Chancellor’s Cabinet on all aspects that financially impact the campus operations including financial planning, budgeting and analysis, controllership and revenue cycles.
Develops, interprets and communicates campus policies related to finance, accounting, budgeting, insurance, financial and accounting systems and campus operations.
Ensures responsible allocation of human, physical and fiscal resources and maintains an environment supportive of equal opportunity.
Develops and maintains systems of internal controls to safeguard the financial integrity of the campus, monitors campus contracts and ensures compliance with state and university system regulations and higher education peer standards. The position is also responsible for the University's compliance with IRS regulations.
Develops and communicates annual operating and capital budgets and leads the annual budget process.
Plays a key role in issuing debt, working directly with underwriters, bond counsel, financial advisors, and ratings agencies.
Authorizes personnel and budget decisions, directs financial policy development for UNCSA, and in implementing financial and business processes/systems that are efficient and cost effective.
Implements best practices that ensure customer service and work quality expectations are defined and met.
Works with senior leadership and various task forces and committees within the University as well as UNC System General Administration, the Office of State Budget and Management, the Office of State Auditor, the Office of State Controller and the NC Department of Administration.
Other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.
Established by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, the North Carolina School of the Arts opened in Winston-Salem in 1965 as America’s first public arts conservatory. With five dynamic arts schools, the school pairs intensive arts training with a balance of liberal arts curriculum and a high school academic program. Featuring a 9-1 student to faculty ratio, the school offers 300+ public performances and screenings annually. The UNC School of the Arts is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System.
#10 Best College for Performing Arts, Niche.
The Hollywood Reporter ranks UNCSA #5 for Music School, and #14 Filmmaking in the United States, and #18 Drama School in the world.
Onstage ranks UNCSA the #2 BFA Theatre Design and production Program in the Country.
Money Magazine recently reported that recent UNCSA graduates earn approximately 22 percent more than their counterparts at other schools with a similar focus on the arts.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in a broad range of financial managerial assignments in academic institutions or commercial environments, with at least five of those years including supervisory experience over senior administrative staff.
Strong leadership, problem solving, strategic planning and decision-making skills.
Excellent oral and written communications abilities.
Commitment to providing financial information in an open and transparent manner.
Effective project management skills and solutions mindset.
Demonstrated experience with automated financial systems.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Master's Degree and/or CPA.
Experience working in an arts or cultural institution, mission-driven nonprofit, or at a major university.
Please submit your letter of interest and CV/resume to LaVallee & Associates by January 31, 2018 to assure consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted after that date until the job is filled. Confidentiality will be maintained, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge or approval of the selected finalist.
Michael J. LaVallee
Aaron A. LaVallee
UNC School of the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.